Scottish round-up: Nine-man Aberdeen earn point against Hibernian, Motherwell win again

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Aberdeen vs Hibernian
Scots Prem
3:00pm Saturday 5th October

(Att: 13880)

Sam Cosgrove helped nine-man Aberdeen earn a late 1-1 draw against Hibernian.
The Dons fell behind from the 48th minute when Ryan Porteous stabbed home from close variety after Curtis Main was sent off moments, and things got worse for the hosts later.
Aberdeen kept battling and Cosgrove led home to earn a share of the spoils with four minutes left before Lewis Ferguson was shown a red card in time that was additional.
Sky Sports Luke Shanley…
Both supervisors will probably be frustrated after this one for various factors. Paul Heckingbottoms Hibernian have been in a position, a man up and a target up but poor finishing has cost both points.
Christian Doidge is the guilty party overlooking four one-on-ones with Aberdeen goalkeeper and captain Joe Lewis, who did his first occupation on every event.
Doidge united with big expectations awarded Hibernian paid a reasonable transfer fee for his services by their standards, but the prior Welsh basketball international failed to provide yet again.
He also missed three good chances in the opening championship game of the season against St Mirren. This result will not have helped his confidence and also the fans patience since Hibernians seven-and-a-half year wait to get a win in the Granite city goes on.
Derek McInnes assigned media duties to his assistant Tony Docherty, who stated the teams personality and belief were right down to the manager. Aberdeen seemed to play with 10 guys and they needed to clearly demonstrate their fighting qualities at Ibrox after a weeks 5-0 thumping.
McInnes and Docherty felt Curtis Main nor Lewis Ferguson merited reddish cards because of their struggles on Stevie Mallan however sense of pleasure worked for the group as they pulled together to salvage a point.
Another Aberdeen increase was the earlier than anticipated return of defender Scott McKenna out of harm. His existence will no doubt aid as Aberdeen look to regroup and recuperate over the global break.
Motherwell moved to within 3 points of Ladbrokes Premiership leaders Celtic win over St Mirren in Fir Park.
The Well, that are in third place, a point behind Rangers, were forced to wait until the 39th minute.
With all the Scotland U21 forward scoring a curling shot into the top corner by the edge of the area, james Scott was the guy to grab the goal.
Chris Long subsequently added gloss to the scoreline in the 86th minute to depart St Mirren with no win in six league matches.
St Johnstone stay bottom of the table, and without a win.
Joe Chalmers opened the scoring for County in the 10th minute after converting Ross Stewarts cross.
St Johnstone equalised after 34 minutes when Stevie May, who slotted home was discovered by a lovely ball behind.
When Matty Kennedy fired in a strike the Saints took the lead six minutes.
Ross County rallied, though, and brought level through Blair Spittal from the 68th minute to remain fifth.
Elsewhere, Chris Burke scored the only goal as Kilmarnock picked up a win against Hearts.